My pleasure. Not so sure that I should posted the link or not. Hope it is allowed to do so.
If there's a problem, the mods will fix it. But I think you're allowed as long as you've been here for a certain number of posts. (I, being a chatterbox, reached the number very early on!) I've never heard of a problem posting links to a business; after all, the Vogue covers with YuNa and Mao are commercial, and we've also had links to product ads YuNa has made. But again, the mods will sort it out.
Meanwhile, the images on that site are yummy!
Thank you. It is great, isn't it? I couldn't help myself!
My town is really unusual in that all the chain bookstores went out of business (we had a Borders) but we still have a delightful mom-and-pop bookstore that has continued to grow and thrive. My newspaper actually has a cool partnership where we have the owner and her staff write book reviews for our weekly entertainment magazine.
When I was in Boston for U.S. Nationals, Mr. P and I got to visit Trident Booksellers and Cafe. Not only can you look at books, you can eat delicious food too. Here was my breakfast: http://photos-b.ak.instagram.com/hph...62212534_n.jpg
Anyway, I saw the TV program about the bookstore in Taipei called "Eslite. Very big with restaurant and café. And, of course, opens 24-hours. I looked up their website but it is in Chinese so I put the Wiki page instead.
Oh, my goodness, that's right--you're in Thailand. I hope things go well and that you and your loved ones are safe and able to conduct life peacefully. I understand being used to having services and conveniences and then suddenly not having them--when we had the superstorm, we lost power and heat and even water for days. Things worked out eventually, but life was immeasurably harder for a long while. I hope things work out well for you all.
Thanks for the link to the Taipei store. Imagine a bookstore that's open 24 hours!
Thank you for your concern. Military Coup in Thailand is a bit different. In the past few years we have had some protests, martial laws, and military coups every once in a while. Not really interfere with people life in general. If you ignore the fact about the tank passing by your street nothing changed much. We getting the chances to buy soldiers drinking water and lunch boxes to show our gratitude for their services is a big plus.
At the risk of running off topic check out this building! http://timbuktu.me/blog/wp-content/u...ps_300-dpi.jpg My parents went there and sent me a postcard a few years back. My dad loved those Longaberger baskets.
To go back on topic I found this the other day and forgot to post it.
Two from 3 books per month is my ration.
My boyfriend bought me the Kindle this year as a present for my birthday. It's a very nice thing and certainly very usuful when you're travelling.
I'm using it for big volumes and as I said when I'm travelling.
When friends find out I read almost exclusively on a Kindle, I hear this, always, "But I thought you were a book lover". I am. But if I want to read them regularly, I need them in a format that is easier for my eyes. If I continue to exclusively buy print books, they end up being pretty things sitting in my house. I still buy one occasionally, usually non-fiction things with pictures and such that are better to have in that form. But it takes a long while to actually read those.
So don't curse the eReader all the time. That technology is allowing a lot of people to continue to read. Including me and my mother.
I was very sceptic about it because I love books, but as I said for me is very usuful when I travel or read big volumes. I read when I'm in bed a lot so big books are difficult to handle.
Furthermore you can put a lot of books in it. My house is full of books, even in kitchen and the bedroom. I don't know where to put them.
It's just that I still do prefer to buy books. I would never want books, in printing, to die.
Furthermore it happened once that my kindle was blocked, stucked. I don't know what happened but for about 5 minutes I was trying to change the page, to continue reading, and I couldn't. I had to switch it off and restart again but with difficulty.
You can't imagine how frustrated I felt. It was a strange feeling and I said to myself, you can always rely on the book.
Kindle is gorgeous though.